[FoRK] Actionscript open sourcing

Lucas Gonze < lgonze at panix.com > on > Tue Nov 7 12:47:12 PST 2006

On Tue, 7 Nov 2006, Kevin Elliott wrote:

> At 10:08 AM -1000  on  11/7/06, Lucas Gonze wrote:
>> http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200611/110706Mozilla.html
>> 
>> Can anybody interpret this event for me?  Is this about Mozilla and Flash
>> sharing a Javascript compiler?  If so, how much code can they really share
>> given that the Mozilla version is so oriented towards DOM manipulations?
>> How does this relate to the Rhino and SpiderMonkey pieces of Mozilla?
>
> No.  It's about Mozilla getting a flash interpreter.  SpiderMonkey happens to 
> be the place they're plugging that component in.  As I read it, Adobe is 
> trying to get the Flash language standardized (as ActionScript 4.0), and as 
> part of that effort they've open sourced a bunch of code to facilitate 
> integrating it into Mozilla.

I thought Actionscript was Adobe's version of Javascript/ Ecmascript? 
My lack of Flash skills is hurting me here.

Strategically I don't get why Adobe would want Flash to have more 
competition, whether open source or otherwise.

-Lucas



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